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Monday, 9 July 2012
"What'll it be, pal?"- In the Mood For a Drink.
The above is a small 50ml (like in hotel mini-bars) bottle of Jack. It was sitting on my old bookshelf back at my mother's house since around 1991. Time to empty this sucker.
Thanks for reading, all!
EDIT (three hours later) : Ah what the hell, here's the link to the recipe;
Might as well make it easier for y'all.
***typecast on a circa 1955 Remington Quiet-Riter***
Labels: Food and Drink
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Esquire recipe? Nice tough. Love that final photo too... Excellent work.ReplyDelete
Hey Scott, I added a link to the recipe at the end of the post, for the sake of expediency. Bottoms up!Delete
The big question is... did it deliver?ReplyDelete
Well, Rob, not in the same way that a Martini does (actually, a Martini doesn't deliver either. It more or less rams the FedEx truck through your lounge room window), but the Old Fashioned works smoothly and makes the world a better place for a while. Ahh, this would explain why Dean Martin was always half-tanked. Which has been proven to be a myth in recent years. Ol' Dino didn't really drink as much as he made out. Bless him.Delete
I think I have all these ingredients, so I'll try this soon. When dining out, I usually ask for a French 75, don't get it (never yet found a 'tender who knew how to make one, not even in Vegas! - all they know is sex on your navel or whatever the kids are drinking this month), and settle for a gin & tonic.ReplyDelete
Your final photo makes me want to get snockered right now.ReplyDelete
notagain, I had to look up the French 75. According to Wikipedia it was invented 97 years ago. We typospherians are a retrograde lot!
A bit off topic, but that's a really not shot at the end. I know we're supposed to retro dudes and all, but can I assume you're shooting digital?ReplyDelete
Yep, a Nikon Coolpix S6000 point & shoot. At last count, I had five 35mm film cameras and one digital. In recent months, I've wanted to try and master film photography before I delve into digital more seriously. Besides, the only digital cameras I'm liking at the moment are the retro-styled FijuFilm X series cameras and the Olympus Pen. I ain't got the bucks (or lack of sense) to even consider a Leica M9. I have to say, BB, that I wasn't entirely happy with the end result. The glass was all wrong (a Cougar Bourbon promotional item) and obscured the ice cubes within, the camera brand name (Olympus Trip 35, in case anybody's asking) didn't show up, and the wristwatch could have shown a little sharper. Still, not a bad effort, done with the timer set on 10 seconds and me holding a high-powered torch (flashlight) above the glass. Made the drink look like it had its own cabaret act.Delete
Lighting is everything, as they say.
I still think the overall effect was right.Delete
Leica M9, huh? Yikes, those cost quite a few shekels. I sometimes think it would be fun trying to get into film enough that I'm even developing it myself, but I simply haven't the time to fit one more thing like that into my life. Heck, I hardly have enough time to process the digital photos I take.
Have you committed to a set of glass on any of your cameras, or are you just shooting with whatever's mounted?
All of my cameras have their standard 50mm lenses on them, but I'm considering getting some glass for the OM2n and the Nikon EM. As soon as I figure out what lenses to go for. And as much as I'd like to get seriously into film, I'm finding it a little harder to track down rolls of 35mil. Setting up a dark-room would be great, but I'd say the chemicals will be getting a little scarce over the next few years.Delete
"Nice", I meant "nice shot", not "not shot"... I blame the keyboard on my iPad.ReplyDelete
I like the last photo. I never get that ingenious when I can't decide what to have and settle on a plain old shot of what ever I grab or a very high class drink: Beer.ReplyDelete